Colin Edwards
Apr 12

American riders in MotoGP becoming endangered species

American riders Nicky Hayden (C), Colin Edwards (R) and Ben Spies (L) during the 2011 Japanese GP. (Photo: Toshifumi Kitamura/Getty Images)

American riders (C), (R) and (L) during the 2011 Japanese GP. (Photo: Toshifumi Kitamura/Getty Images)

On Thursday afternoon in his home state, two-time World Superbike champ and long-time pilot Colin Edwards announced that his racing days would come to an end following the conclusion of the 2014 season.

Edwards’ impending retirement not only closes the book on an illustrious career, it further underlines the suddenly shaky foothold the United States has in the Grand Prix world — and with relatively little hope for a swift return to form.

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Apr 11

MotoGP: Riders react to Edwards retirement

Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi testing on track at the Sachsenring during 2012. (Photo: Ronny Hartmann/AFP/Getty Images)

and testing on track at the Sachsenring during 2012. (Photo: Ronny Hartmann/AFP/Getty Images)

stars Valentino Rossi and have paid tribute to Texas veteran Colin Edwards who will retire at the end of 2014.

Edwards, 40, will race in Sunday’s in Austin as he counts down to his final international appearance at Valencia in November.

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Apr 10

MotoGP: Colin Edwards to retire

Colin Edwards lifts the front wheel during testing in Qatar. (Photo: Mirco Lazzari GP/Getty Images)

lifts the front wheel during testing in Qatar. (Photo: Mirco Lazzari GP/Getty Images)

Texas bike icon Colin Edwards will begin his farewell tour as a professional racer at his home race at in Austin on Sunday.

Edwards, 40, has confirmed that 2014 will be his final season in and that he intends to spend more with his wife and children at his ranch near Houston.

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Apr 7

MotoGP: Hayden and Edwards ready for first of two home races

Nicky Hayden led fellow American MotoGP rider home for eighth and ninth place finished at Qatar. (Photo: Mirco Lazzari/Getty Images)

led fellow American rider home for eighth and ninth place finishes at Qatar. (Photo: Mirco Lazzari/Getty Images)

Round two of the 2014 MotoGP season will take place on home soil for American riders Nicky Hayden and Colin Edwards this weekend in Austin.

The will be the first of two visits to the United States for the MotoGP series this season, the second being in August at Indianapolis.

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Mar 6

MotoGP Teams Prepare For Final Pre-Season Test In Qatar

Yamaha Factory Racing rider Valentino Rossi of Italy competes on the last day of the Qatar Grand Prix on April 7, 2013. (Photo: Getty Images)

Yamaha Factory Racing rider of Italy competes on the last day of the Qatar Grand Prix on April 7, 2013. (Photo: Getty Images)

Between March 7th-9th, the majority of teams will descend on Qatar’s Losail International Circuit – also the host venue for the season-opening Grand Prix – for the last test before the 2014 season commences later this month.

The test, to be staged across three days, will come as a final opportunity for teams to try out new components and race simulation runs before the opening practice session of the Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar on Thursday March 20th.

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